Q: Okay. If you want to start, you can make us the case, once again, why the Convention Center expansion is so essential to the future of San Diego or is it?TERZI: That’s a… it’s a leading question, but… yeah, I can tell you that we’ve been making the case over a lot of years, and the case probably is never stronger than it is today. When you look at the Convention Center and the capacity of the Convention Center and the demand for the Convention Center and the economic value of conventions they… they’re all increasing in spite of what some people might say in the industry that conventions are dying, convention centers are sitting there empty. That’s not the case for the top half a dozen convention centers around the country of which San Diego is, in… in my mind from a size and a scope standpoint, probably the number one sought after convention facility in the country. Now, there are many other cities that have larger facilities, … [Read more...] about Q&A: A Conversation with San Diego tourism officials
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Can Tho’s export revenue grows 13 percent in Q1 Processing tra fish for export at the Southern Fishery Industries Co. Ltd in Can Tho city The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho exported 447.8 million USD worth of goods in the first three months of 2019, up 13.32 percent year on year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade. Aquatic products and rice remained the key foreign currency earners for the city during the first quarter. Nearly 46,500 tonnes of aquatic products worth 132.57 million USD were shipped abroad, respectively rising by 27.29 percent and 10.78 percent against the same period last year. The biggest markets were Japan, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, and Hong Kong (China). Seafood exporting companies said the shipment of shrimp and tra fish products has benefited from many preferential tariffs in other member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as from March. Therefore, they have been applying … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 3/4
By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Vietnam’s agricultural sector records progress Over the past years, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has reaped marked achievements, helping ensure national food security. Vietnamese staples such as coffee, rice, rubber, cashew nuts, pepper, fruit, seafood, wood and timber products have gained firm foothold in the global market. Statistics show that the sector’s gross domestic product (GDP) grows about 2.5 percent while its production value expands by 2.73 percent each year. During the 2013-2017 period, the sector’s total export turnover reached 153 billion USD, with 36.2 billion USD earned in 2017. Seven out of the 10 major products saw export turnover exceeding 1 billion USD. To create impressive changes in agricultural production, the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) has signed a cooperation programme with the Ministry of Science and Technology, under which the two sides join hands in implementing scientific and technological tasks … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 12/12